It’s not too late to get a seat at the table as the local chapter of the American Red Cross honors 20 individuals for quick action and bravery at its 15th annual "Real Heroes" breakfast Friday.
Awards will be presented in the categories of fire rescue, law enforcement, medical rescue, military, workplace safety, youth humanitarian, spirit of the Red Cross and the Marvin Klegman Memorial Award.
Winners range from a teacher who saved a student from choking on a piece of candy, to a barista who donated a kidney to a coffee customer, to firefighters who responded to the Atlas Foundry explosion.
We’ll be writing more about these “Real Heroes” in Kathleen Merryman’s Saturday column and in the Sunday You & Me section, page B2.
The breakfast, co-sponsored by MultiCare Health System, will be held at 7:30 a.m. Friday in downtown Tacoma at the Hotel Murano Bicentennial Pavilion, 1320 Broadway Plaza.
Donors can give what they want, with proceeds benefitting local Red Cross programs and disaster relief efforts. Those wishing to attend should call (253) 474-0400. Contributions may also be sent to American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter, ATTN. Real Heroes, 1235 South Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409 or make an on-line donation at www.rainier-redcross.org.